Ballantine Books originally published the Neil Marshall mystery series. The second book in the series, A Whisper of Rage, was nominated  for the Mystery Writer's Association prestigious Shamus award. The series has since been re-released by LNA Press out of New Orleans. Interestingly, A Whisper of Rage was the first book in this series, but when my Ballantine editor asked for a prequel, you bet I wrote one.

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As if being a high school student isn’t already hard enough, Bobby Hawthorne and his best friend, Angelina Dellapicallo, struggle to understand the emerging secrets of witchcraft and magic — secrets strictly guarded by Bobby’s overprotective mother and her friends. The unexpected appearance of his spirited grandfather sets in motion a series of events that sweep the young teens down a dangerous path — one inhabited by an ancient evil that threatens not only Bobby and Angelina but their whole community of witches as well.

Pixies can’t stop the hellhounds . . . but they have sounded the alarm . . . and the magic users must respond . . .

Science Fiction


In the aftermath of climate change and the Great Pandemic, with American in the clutches of a corporate oligarchy known as the Water Cartel, warrior-priest Joey Hawke finds himself trapped between a mysterious geneticist amassing a clone army and a group of political fanatics convinced that a dead president will rise from his tomb to lead them to salvation.

Caught outside his spiritual haven when the Cartel moves against the Wastelanders, Joey is aided by Bear, an enigmatic weapons runner, a lovesick Scrapwoman named Moon, and Bernie Hawke, his estranged father.  But against the Cartel’s military strength, led by the power hungry Rex Fielder, Joey’s only hope may be Si-Ting, a young woman with prescient abilities; a woman who not only holds the key to his heart but also to an American conspiracy to crown its future with the withered laurels of the past.

The greatest comeback in political history begins in the future . . . where water is power and power transcends time.



People are thirsty, and not just for change. America is in disarray. Food riots make the news daily. And Senator Leonard Litz has his eye on one thing–capturing the White House. With chaos as his playing field, Litz is in his element.


Unknown to him, legendary gunrunner, Bear, intercepts information that threatens to block Litz’s political end run. Further complicating the senator’s plans are the efforts of Bernie Hawk, a young Special Forces Officer determined to see Lady Justice regain her balance.


A dark horse senator calls the plays in the biggest political game America has ever seen, and even an all-out blitz by Bear may not be enough to sack him for good.


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Short Stories


Black Silence is the first short story in the Legends of  The Wastelanders series and introduces Caballito, one of Bear's compadres.  The Light Maiden and Port of Fire evolved from The Wastelanders prequel when a particularly interesting character jumped off the page demanding more backstory. Her name is Celeste, and it turns out she was right as she is Moon's mother.




Dead Men Don't Pay is the first Neil Marshall mystery I've written for years. Linda is in trouble, and Neil must work to bail her out?

Texas Zombie Hunter Blues was pure fun to write.  What do all the zombie hunters do when the zombies die?